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PR-o-matic

Posted by et1337, 27 April 2015 · 0 views

Lemma is finally coming to Steam on May 12. Check out the new trailer:



For the first time ever, I shelled out for Adobe Premiere rather than hacking something together in Movie Maker and OpenShot. I didn't use any of the fancy features, but it was worth it just to avoid dealing with crashes all the time. Altho...


The Poor Man's Character Controller

Posted by et1337, 06 April 2015 · 0 views

Let's say that, like so many of us, you want to make a surreal voxel-based first-person parkour game. You're trying to figure out a production schedule. What will take the longest? Graphics? Sound? Level design? I bet it will be the character controller. And I bet it will take 4½ years. Why?
In running/jumping games, player movement is paramount. It takes...


Screenshot Saturday 213

Posted by et1337, 27 February 2015 · 0 views

It's the end of February and this game is supposed to be content-complete. In a sense, it actually is. All the levels are done. Twenty in all. I thought this month would never end!

http://et1337.com/assets/fxPzauyl.jpg

Just so you know, there are sixty of those lights and I had to hook up each one individually. It fell just barely beneath the "worth i...


The Poor Man's Voxel Engine

Posted by et1337, 18 February 2015 · 0 views

This is not a tutorial. It's a story. A Voxel Odyssey.
The story starts with 19 year old me in a dorm room next to the Ohio State stadium. I don't have the repo from this stage of development (SVN at the time), but I remember the process clearly.

http://et1337.com/assets/9Ob8Tlal.jpg

Photo by Kristen Sutton
XNA 4 comes out in September 2010 . I imme...


Screenshot Saturday 211

Posted by et1337, 13 February 2015 · 0 views

Last Saturday we had the Short North gallery hop . Hundreds of people came through our gallery to see art. The guys helped me set up the Oculus and a projector on the wall.

Sometimes I had to go out and pull people in, but most of the time, there was a line. My favorite customer by far was this kid:

http://et1337.com/assets/6xdPxl9l.jpg
He jumped righ...


Screenshot Saturday 210

Posted by et1337, 06 February 2015 · 0 views

I finished last week's map. It has some spinny things.

http://giant.gfycat.com/CompetentAgitatedIchneumonfly.gif

Then I made this week's map.

http://et1337.com/assets/XAfbrRdl.jpg

http://et1337.com/assets/h1TLRq9l.jpg

Who knew purple and green could look so... not terrible?

Anyway, this puts me ahead of schedule. There are three levels remaini...


Screenshot Saturday 209

Posted by et1337, 30 January 2015 · 0 views

This week was crazy productive. I finished last week's level, finished another level, which looks like this:

http://et1337.com/assets/9xCowOAl.jpg

...which also included some story-related writing and scripting, and actually started working on NEXT week's level, which looks like this:

http://et1337.com/assets/mPXRXevl.jpg
I seem to be on a purple s...


Achilles + Screenshot Saturday 208

Posted by et1337, 23 January 2015 · 0 views

This past weekend I participated in the CivicHacks "Game Jam for Good". The goal was to raise awareness of the global water crisis and ultimately promote PackH2O , a Columbus-based startup that designs water backpacks for developing water-stressed regions.

The jam lasted 48 hours. My entry is called "Achilles".

http://et1337.com/assets/3XsRRVV.png...


Screenshot Saturday 207

Posted by et1337, 16 January 2015 · 0 views

Records continue to be broken. This week's map was actually done on Wednesday!

Although most of Lemma is a strange hybrid of natural and alien-looking architecture, my design calls for a few "industrial / man-made" themed maps. For story reasons, and also because I just want to parkour through a skyscraper.

So on Monday I asked Twitter this question :...


Screenshot Saturday 206

Posted by et1337, 09 January 2015 · 0 views

I moved my office into an incubator / art gallery this week.

http://et1337.com/assets/S43weETl.jpg
The move is mostly for my own sanity. Turns out, working alone in your apartment for 9 months isn't the most fun in the world. It's a Herculean effort just to stay motivated. I also lost all semblance of a disciplined sleep schedule.

Productivity has bee...






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